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Don't be afraid to bite on a giant, learn from the mosquito

Every week, many of our weeks start the same. We wake up with various issues, and or people flying at us like asteroids in a space-themed video game. The difference that sets apart leaders is in how they determine which asteroids to avoid, and which ones to eliminate. We can often get consumed in trying to determine the most critical items. Over the years, we have all read various books, listened to seminars, and possibly even tried different tactics to deal with how to tackle these issues. Some of these may have helped us, while some of us just become more confused. The story of David and Goliath may not be able to teach us how to address and direct all these things, but it will help you learn about “facing your giants.” This will also help us create confidence to overcome anything. This story not only is magnificent in teaching us how to deal with facing your giants while not being afraid of the possibility of failure. This can be an excellent preparation for a career in the business world. How many times have we all heard the story about Micheal Jordan not making the high school basketball team? There are so many stories like this where failure was just the step needed to set up another door off to a path of success. Much of what we consider valuable in our world arises out of these kinds of lopsided conflicts because the act of facing overwhelming odds produces greatness and success. It’s always dangerous to underestimate yourself.

When you underestimate yourself and your capabilities, you end up achieving less. Judging how Goliath looks and appears compared to David, you’d think Goliath was the superior one. In this battle, the outcome of the fight turned out to be a lot different than the Israelite’s had expected. David didn’t underestimate his abilities or himself. He had self-confidence and lots of it. He was smart enough to know that he was more than capable of succeeding. When battling your giants, always remember to be confident. Our minds are much stronger than we often give ourselves credit. It doesn’t matter if you are a writer, a produce salesman, stockbroker, produce broker, personal trainer, parent, or college student; you’re capable of much more than you believe. You’ve just yet to see it because you haven’t given yourself a chance to.


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